We are pleased to announce that South England Solicitors is registered with Public Enquiry office at Croydon for Same Day Visa Service / Premium Day Service.

What are Same Day Visa Service / Premium Day Service?

Your application will be submitted, considered and Immigration Visa granted on the very same day.

What are the benefits?


  • You do not have to wait for a long period to receive a decision on your application from the Home Office
  • Your Same Day Visa Service / Premium Day Service will be handled by a qualified Immigration Solicitor
  • Your forthcoming travel or holiday plan will not be affected
  • Immigration Visa on the same day

What type of applications can be considered on the Same Day Visa Service/ Premium Day Service?

There are basically two categories of applications that would be accepted on Same Day Visa Service / Premium Day Service by the Home Office. They are Non- Biometrics Applications and Biometric Applications. In the Biometrics Applications on the Same Day Service or Premium Day Service it would include both the Points Based System Applications and the Non-Points Based System Applications.

What type of visa is eligible on the Same Day Visa Service / Premium Day Service?

( 1) Applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain or ILR from the following categories:

  • Work Permit holder
  • Highly Skilled Migrant
  • Highly Skilled Migrant under the terms of the HSMP indefinite leave to remain judicial review policy document
  • Self Employed Lawyer
  • Writer, Composer/ Artist
  • Tier 1 (General) Migrant
  • Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Migrant
  • Tier 1 (Investor) Migrant
  • Tier 2 Migrant
  • UK Ancestry

 (2) Applications for an extension of stay in the UK in the following categories:-

  • General Visitor
  • Overseas qualified nurse/ midwife
  • Private servant in a diplomatic household
  • Dependants of exempt HM Forces

(3) Applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK as the partner of a person present and settled in the UK

  • Spouse / Civil Partner of a person present and settled in the UK
  • Unmarried / same sex partner of a person present and settled in the UK
  • Bereaved partner

4) Application for Indefinite Leave Stamp to be fixed on a new passport if you were previously granted ILR stamp on your old passport

5) Application for Limited Leave to Remain Stamp to be fixed on a new passport if you were previously granted Limited Leave to Remain on your old passport

5) Points based System – Tier 1 (General) – Initial Application

6) Points Based System – Tier 1 (Post Study Work) – Initial Application

Our Same Day Visa Service / Premium Day Service would include:

  • Our Immigration Solicitors will complete the appropriate Immigration Form on your behalf;
  • Our Immigration Solicitors will enclose all the supporting documentation;
  • Our Immigration Solicitors will prepare a cover letter to your Immigration Application;
  • Our Immigration Solicitors will submit the application personally at the Home Office;
  • Our Immigration Solicitors will collect your Immigration Visa personally from the Home Office.

How to book for the Same Day Visa Service/ Premium Day Service?

You must provide the following information:

  • Full names of the Applicant, and any dependants, as the names appear on their passports ( First name, middle name, surname)
  • Dates of Birth of Applicant and any dependants
  • Gender
  • Nationality of Applicant and all dependants
  • Mobile Telephone number of the main applicant
  • Gender
  • Full address
  • For Tier 1(General) PBS – you have to state whether previous earnings to be shown is from employed/ self employed basis

Clients are encouraged to pay Home Office fees by means of Postal Order or Bankers Draft, as this will reduce waiting times at the payment counter at Home Office. However the Home Office do accept credit or debit card payments.

When must you contact for a Same Day Visa Service / Premium Day Service?


The Same Day Visa Service / Premium Day Service is very popular and highly in demand. The slots at the Home Office will be fully booked and therefore to ensure a slot would be allocated by the Home Office, clients are encouraged to contact us at least five or six weeks in advance from you proposed submission date.

 We are authorised PEO representatives by the Home Office to submit applications on Same Day Visa service/ Premium Day Service. The Home Office will normally accept bookings from PEO reps on every Monday mornings at 9.00am.


 If we need a slot in week commencing 11th February 2013 then we will have to request for a slot on Monday 7th January 2013 at 9.00am (five weeks in advance).

 We advise all our clients to contact us a lot earlier than that so we can advise you on the Immigration Rules, supporting evidences and allow time for preparation work. Most importantly to secure a slot before your visa expires.

 Please do not wait until last minute or when you are approaching your visa expiry date to request for a Same Day Visa Service / Premium Day Service.

 If you are within the five weeks from the date your visa expires, then it is highly unlikely that we would be able to assist you with a Premium Day Service. You may want to consider a postal application instead.

 However, sometimes we have managed to get a slot for clients on short period of notice but it depends entirely upon the Home Office allocating a slot to us when they have any cancellation.

 However this approach is not good and we will not encourage clients to wait until the last minute. It is your visa application and you must be responsible in planning well ahead to secure a Same Day Visa Service Slot / Premium Day Service Slot.

Frequently asked questions:

 1 .Can you guarantee a slot?

 No, we cannot guarantee a slot will be allocated. It would depend upon the demand and availability at Home Office on that particular week. It is also beyond our powers and control as the slots are allocated by the Home Office. If any adviser provides you a guarantee then they are not being honest as the slot booking rules are the same for every PEO representatives. Everyone PEO Representatives will have to send their request at 9am every Monday for a slot five weeks in advance.

 2. Do I need to come to Home Office to submit the application?

 You do not need to come to the Home Office to submit the application as that would be the responsible of the Immigration Lawyer assigned to your case for the day. However you need to be present with your dependants to provide your Biometric Evidence at Croydon.

3.Will I get my visa on the same day?

 Normally it would be the case. But now the Home Office is requesting the PEO Representatives to come back the next day afternoon for collection.

4.Will I get my Biometric Residence Permit on the same day?

 No. Your Biometric Residence Permit and your dependants will be forwarded by post to our office within 10 working days by the Home Office.

5.What if you do not receive the Biometric Residence Permit after 10 working days?

 Our Immigration Lawyers will chase it up with the Home Office on your behalf.

6. Can I travel abroad?

 You should not travel until you get your Biometric Residence Permit


 How to make an enquiry on Premium Day Service to our firm?

 1.Please email us if you meet the above listed requirements with all the necessary information and / or if you have any other queries which has not been answered by the Frequently Asked Questions to

  2.We will respond to your email, if we could assist with a spreadsheet provided by UKBA for slot booking. You would need to insert all the required information on the spreadsheet to facilitate the slot request.

  3. Upon receiving the completed spreadsheet, we will send you our office bank account details for you to transfer a non-refundable deposit of £100 to request for “ONE” slot booking. Please take note that the service is not free but chargeable and it will not be refunded in the event the slot is not granted by UKBA subsequently. We will automatically make the second slot request the following week Monday morning if your visa does not expire by then. As explained earlier, that we do not have control of the slot allocation by the UKBA. We have successfully managed to secure slots in our first request and there are times we have not been able to secure as there were too high demands for slots during particular period of time. All these information are given for you up front so that you can make an informed decision of whether to use a Premium Day Service or not. In certain situations it may be appropriate for you to have postal applications only instead of a Premium Day Service, a decision which you have to take weighing your urgency, premium slots availability and visa expiry date.

  4.Lastly, a polite request to potential clients is that please, do not contact us with enquiries for which the answers can be found on this page as we cannot say anything different to you over the phone or by email. You would have just wasted our time and your time.

 5.Premium Day Applications requires candidates to be organised, forward thinking, plan in advance and have documentation in order and to contact us at least five to six weeks in advance to increase the chances of securing a Premium Day Slot.